Golf in Cuba
The luxurious Varadero Golf Club, which used to be the Dupont Mansion, is the site for Cuba's first 18 hole golf course (it opened in April of 1998). The mansion cost $1.3 million to build in 1930. The club offers an outstanding restaurant there serving French cuisine. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine cellar.
The Varadero Golf Club was home to the European Challenge Tour Grand Finals in 1999 and 2000.
The course runs down a 3 1/2 km strip located amongst Melia Las Americas, Melia Varadero, Sol Palmeras, and Sol Sirenas. If you are an avid golfer and would like try out Cuba's first 18 hole course, we suggest staying at one of these hotels located just a short stroll away.
Expect to pay about $100 for the green fees (18 holes).....$30 to rent a cart (per person).....$20 to rent clubs. 30 Minute golf lesson for $30.
Varadero Beach and Varadero Golf course
The Varadero course is 18 holes
5 par 5s
5 par 3s
8 par 4s
Golf Course Lay Out
The first nine holes of the course is a bit easier than the back nine. So, if you are only planning on playing nine holes, you might keep this in mind. Also, don't get too comfortable because you have a good score on the front nine. Several of the holes are located right next to the sea which makes for some amazing views and of course some challenging obstacles as well. Eight holes have water hazards, and there are many sand traps along the fairways as well as near the greens. Some holes border the beach along the dunes giving the golfer a spectacular view of the sea.
This allows golf players to combine all the technical elements of the game with the beauty, peacefulness and quiet of the surroundings. The golf club continues expanding its most ambitious golf facilities projects by opening the first golf academy operated by PGA professionals and instructors from the Cuban Golf Federation.
The Varadero Golf Club also offers a driving range, 2 putting greens, and a chipping greens with a bunkers to practice getting out of the traps. Golf lessons start at 9:00 AM with a maximum of four students per instructor.
The Varadero Golf Club also has facilities and experience in organizing international golf tournaments.
Havana has the only other golf course in Cuba. Although it only has nine (9) holes...it has 18 tees for your pleasure. There are many luxury hotels to choose from in Havana.
Give us a call or send us an email to make reservations for your golf vacation today. Please note that we do not book tee times. We can book your hotel reservations and flights for you.